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Apple suppliers fear COVID surge over Chinese New Year

Workers offered incentives not to go home as regional cases rise

The Lunar New Year holiday is a time of mass travel in China, a worrying prospect amid the recent uptick in coronavirus cases.   © AP

TAIPEI -- A string of Apple's most important suppliers in China are trying to quash fears of renewed coronavirus outbreaks by offering extra handouts to workers if they do not travel home for the upcoming Lunar New Year festivities.

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